Environment

Environment


Our world has become so completely dependent on technology that only a small fraction of the population understands it. Just as you would not let a toddler drive your car, you can’t trust religious believers to control the planet’s life support systems. They have a reckless overconfidence that they are more qualified than the scientists who invented them, so much so, they most often do the exact opposite of what the scientists recommend. Believers presume with absolute confidence, that if they screw up, Jehovah will clean up after them, even though Jehovah has never done this before. Electing believers to office is as unwise as recruiting all candidates from an institution for the criminally insane. The classic example is Stephen Harper, Canada’s science-hating fundamentalist Prime Minister. (Perhaps he misunderstood the meaning of his title. It is a political, not religious office.)

~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 66)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Rise of China the Polluter

China has many times the population of the USA, but it has much less impact on the global environment because its citizens live a Spartan, low-tech life style. The Chinese are both growing in population and becoming more affluent. They are turning in their bicycles for cars. They are burning coal and pumping out CO₂ to beat the band. They are filling their apartments with electronic gadgets. Very soon China will surpass the USA as the world’s biggest polluter and biggest users of resources. Already cities on the west coast of the USA are suffering from Chinese air pollution.

~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 66)

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